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At Jobfit, we understand health and productivity are inextricably linked to a safe work environment, therefore we offer a broad and comprehensive range of medical expert services.

Our medical expert assessment services include:

  • Worksite assessments
  • Job analyses
  • Job dictionary
  • Functional capacity evaluations (FCE)
  • Activities of daily living assessments (ADL)
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Manual handling training
  • Medico-legal assessments

A worksite assessment provides a ‘big picture’ overview of your organisation and the availability of work duties and roles.  This information can then be used to idenfity the suitability and availability of temporary alternate duties which may be used in a graduated return to work program.  In cases where a worker is unable to return to their pre-injury duties, a worksite assessment will assist in identifying suitable employment.

A job analyses conducted by a Jobfit physiotherapist or occupational therapist determines the key physical demands of a specific work role, or work tasks.  The information obtained from a job analyses provides an understanding of a worker’s capacity to safely undertake the tasks reviewed.  Our health professional can make recommendations regarding modification of work techniques, work flow and environment, or equipment to enable workers to complete their jobs safely.

A job dictionary is a detailed assessment and report describing a range of work roles and duties within your organisation.  A job dictionary provides information which can be used to identify the suitability of potential employees for particular job roles, and can also be used as an injury management tool to identify appropriate work duties for an injured worker, and facilitate a graduated return to work program.  A Jobfit job dictionary can be produced as a traditional written report with photographs, or in audio visual format.

A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) provides a comprehensive assessment of an injured worker’s capacity for work, and can assist with matching a worker to suitable work tasks or roles.  Used in conjunction with a job analyses or graduated return to work program, a functional capacity evaluation ensures an injured worker is placed at mimimal risk, and is progressing at appropriate times.

An activities of daily living assessment (ADL) provides an assessment of a workers ability to manage with their day to day needs at home if they have an injury or disability.  An ADL will reduce the risk of a worker aggravating their injury at home, and builds activity tolerance to assist with a gradual return to normal tasks at work and home.  We can make recommendations to enable workers to manage home tasks independently, or if short term assistance is required.

Ergonomic assessments conducted by our physiotherapists and occupational therapists can prevent workplace injuries and related musculoskeletal disorders.  A well designed workstation can help to reduce the risk of discomfort, pain and injury.  

Our highly experienced industrial physiotherapists and occupational therapists can provide your employees with onsite manual handling training at group or individual sessions that are tailored for your business needs.  Your employees will gain knowledge and skills that will help them effectively identify hazards, and assess and control risks that arise from manual handling tasks.

Jobfit has a range of medical experts who are experienced at medico-legal assessments, in particular assessing claimants and giving a clear and independent opinion including court appearances as a medical expert.  Our medical expert assessment services include:

  • Occupational Physicians – Independent Medical Experts (IME’s)
  • Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist medical expert assessments
  • Assessment of current and future care needs
  • Functional capacity evaluations – fit for work
  • Return to work programs